Botstiber, Hugo

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Botstiber, Hugo

Botstiber, Hugo, Austrian music scholar; b. Vienna, April 21, 1875; d. Shrewsbury, England, Jan. 15, 1941. He was a pupil of R. Fuchs, Zemlinsky, H. Rietsch, and G. Adler in Vienna, where he subsequently held administrtive posts until emigrating to England in 1939. He ed. the Musikbuch aus Osterreich (1904–11); publ. Joseph Haydn und das Verlagshaus Artaria (with Franz Artaria; Vienna, 1911); Geschichte der Ouverture (Leipzig, 1913); and Beethoven im Alltag (Vienna, 1927); completed C. Pohl’s biography of J. Haydn (Vol. Ill, Leipzig, 1927). Of particular interest to American musicians is his article “Musicalia in der New York Public Library” in the bulletin of the Société Internationale de Musique (Oct. 1903), calling international attention for the first time to the important music collection of the N.Y Public Library

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